How to choose?
When your reasons are worse than useless, sometimes the most rational choice is a random stab in the dark
A doping manifesto
The rules on doping in sport are incoherent – should we change them to allow the right kind of performance enhancement?
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude
I sold out to China
You know that censorship has won its war on truth-telling when journalists happily police themselves
Reared by puppets
To breed condors in captivity, we must pull on the strings of nature. But does that matter if we save a species?
When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is external automation a step too far?
Is it OK to make art?
If you express your creativity while other people go hungry, you’re probably not making the world a better place
The love of stuff
The problem with our society is not that it values material things too much but that it doesn’t value them enough
The ugly truth
We all know our culture puts a premium on good looks – does that mean that the ugly are oppressed?